Vintage Voice

Unearthing classic articles from previous issues of The Voice Magazine.

We toast Scotch Whisky Day July 27 by raising our glass to these finely-aged pieces, each featuring glasses of single malt:

In praise of indolence.  Bill Pollett examines the exquisite value of taking time out from the task list to snatch memorable moments of pure bliss.  “I am talking about the sort of wretched indolence that can swallow up a whole day or, if you’re lucky and bold, several days at a time.  It is aristocratic and wasteful and subversive and sublime.”  Lost and Found — The Joys of Idleness, June 16, 2004.

Steaming up the windows in Edmonton.  The first installment of Carla Johnson’s novel, Forgotten Promise, simmers with drama, sexual tension, and betrayal.  “On she ran, heedless of the wind whipping her hair wildly around, the blackness of the sky matching the emptiness inside, each illuminating crash of light stabbing deeply into her heart.”  Forgotten Promise — Part 1 of an Original Short Novel, February 19, 2003.  (Click on the author’s name to reach links to parts 2 through 5.)